Planning Permission & LBC granted for Conversion of Stables in Norwich Cathedral Close

Planning Permission and Listed building Consent has been granted for the conversion of a range of early-19th century grade II listed stables  within the Norwich Cathedral Close precinct. Currently underused as garages and miscellaneous storage, the historic stables are to be converted into seven residential units with a new two-storey extension to the rear and a second two-storey extension at the east end.  The project will involve the careful repair and conservation of the existing red brick range and landscaping of the cobble forecourt and boundaries. The existing buildings will be thermally upgraded with internal insulation and a new insulated ground floor slab, retaining existing historic features. The new extensions will be highly insulated, and use traditional materials and details to fit in with the rest of the range.

The Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral are delighted with the news.  Tania Gomez-Duran, Project Architect, noted that there were a number of constraints that the project has had to address including its grade II listing, its setting within the conservation area of the Cathedral precinct with a number of mature trees and a flood zone, and its position adjacent to a school cricket ground. Freeland Rees Roberts worked closely with a number of specialist consultants to arrive at the successful solution.